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August 2, 2017

Shorties (August's Best Nonfiction Books, An Introduction to the Music of Miles Davis, and more)

Bustle recommended August's best nonfiction books.


Noisey shared an introduction to the music of Miles Davis.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn, BBC Culture, and Entertainment Weekly recommended August's best new books.


Hamilton Leithauser covered Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere."


The Rumpus interviewed author Taylor Larsen.


Diet Cig played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Vulture examined recently published dystopian fiction.


Paste listed July's best albums.


The new LIT video series kicked off with an interview of author Tracy O'Neill.


Japanese Breakfast played a live session for The A.V. Club.


Fresh Air interviewed Ariel Levy about her memoir The Rules Do Not Apply.


Patti Smith remembered Sam Shepard.


The New Yorker examined the poetry of Susan Howe.


Stream an Angelo De Augustine live session.


Publishers Weekly interviewed author Jeff VanderMeer.


Stream a new Weaves song.


Salon interviewed authors Alex Gilvarry, Bruce Handy, Carolyn Murnick, Tom Perrotta and Shawn Wen about their new books.


Stream a new Grooms song.


Deutsche Welle examined Edgar Allan Poe's connections to Philadelphia.


Stream new Zola Jesus songs.


Jenny Zhang talked to Signature about her story collection Sour Heart.


Stream a new Four Tet song.


Jac Jemc recommended books to warp your sense of reality at Literary Hub.


Musician Peter Broderick discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.


CarolineLeavittville interviewed author Ann Hood.


eBooks on sale for $0.99 today:

Benazir Bhutto: Favored Daughter by Brooke Allen
J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller
The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice
Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open by Phoebe Hoban
Men, Women & Children by Chad Kultgen

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch
A Small Revolution by Jimin Han
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Inferno by Eileen Myles
The Sunlit Room by Rebecca Dinerstein
Visible City by Tova Mirvis


eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips
Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
Lightning People by Christopher Bollen
The River Why by David James Duncan
The Theoretical Foot by M. F. K. Fisher


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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)
weekly music release lists


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